To run the Apache service and start a local server in Kali Linux via the command line, follow these steps. Run the local server in the Kali Linux system:
1. Open a terminal in Kali Linux. You can do this by clicking on the terminal icon in the taskbar or by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+T.
2. To start the Apache service, use the following command:
sudo service apache2 start
This command will start the Apache service and initiate the local server.
3. Once the Apache service is successfully started, you can access the local server by opening a web browser and entering the following URL:
This will display the default Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page, indicating that the local server is running correctly.
If you want to access a specific file or web page hosted on the local server, you can place the file in the default web directory, which is located at `/var/www/html/`. For example, if you have a file named `index.html` in that directory, you can access it in the browser by entering:
4. To stop the Apache service and shut down the local server, you can use the following command:
sudo service apache2 stop
This command will stop the Apache service and halt the local server.
Running a local server in Kali Linux allows you to host and test web applications, websites, or other web-related projects directly on your system. You can utilize the Apache server to develop and preview your web content before deploying it to a remote server.
Remember to follow best security practices and configure the Apache server according to your specific requirements to ensure a secure and reliable local server environment.
By running the Apache service and starting a local server in Kali Linux, you have the flexibility to experiment and develop web-related projects efficiently on your own system.
Either to enter the place where you put the files to run the site, it is a pathway
Where you will see the index.html file for the default page of the local server .
that you can change and place your files.
To open the local site enter localhost or IPE 127.0.0.1